Kauai Grill - St. Regis - Hawaii
It Gets No Better -Celebrating our 30th anniversary, my wife and I decided to go to the Kauai Grill on our last night in Kauai. The ambiance of this place begins when you meet the valet at the hotel entrance, and continues thru the lobby of the hotel until you reach the restaurant. We got there a little early to get a window table to view the sunset (which turned our to be gorgeous-do this if possible). We opted for the tasting menu-an absolute HIT. Our waitress was pleasant, but not always around (we wanted coffee and had to wait for her to come by, even after our desserts were served). The servers were just excellent. We have eaten at other "5 Star" restaurants, and this one is near, if not at, the top (value and view-wise it's hard to beat). Awesome!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dinner With A View!We truly enjoyed the experience. It was expensive but at least it was worth it. The food and service were terrific. This is rarely the case when you have a magical view as well. It was the only restaurant or bar at the St. Regis to which I would enjoy a return visit. Get there by 6:30 for a prime table. We enjoyed a booth that faced the window.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Exceptional ExperienceHaving eaten here on a few other occasions, I remain impressed with the cuisine, service and ambiance. This is world class cuisine served by incredibly professional wait staff. My tenderloin was outstanding as were the toppings. The asparagus vinaigrette was great although one serving proved overwhelming for a single diner. The appetizer of spring pea soup was subtle with a beautiful finished taste profile. The strawberry shortcake, while fine, fell short of the quality of the appetizer, entree and side dish. My waiter was outstanding and sensitive to the needs of a single diner as were the delightful hostesses. Be sure to enjoy the bread basket. This is sophisticated cuisine is worthy of any food mecca. It was well worth the money.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can you say....fantastic!What a wonderful place to dine. The atmosphere at The Kauai Grill is wonderful, the view dynamic especially of the sunset and the mountains of northern Kauai. The quality of the food and service was outstanding, and the best bit...we thought it was good value for the money paid.
make sure you also check out the bar upstairs and the spectacular view before dinner and catch the sunset5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMKG 22-May-2013Very attentive wait staff and great food. We had lamb chops and salmon. Both were very well prepared. The pineapple mint drink was very good as well. We were not able to sit by a window, but we were able to easily walk out on the terrace to photograph the sunset.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place to celebrateWe went here to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Awesome service, views, and food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceReally enjoyed the tasting menu. My cocktail was excellent as well. Would have loved a seat by the window, but still was able to experience the sunset from an inner table. With the condo-like accommodations we stayed at, we actually ended up making a lot of our own meals, so this is what I would suggest as a fancy evening out, perhaps a bit of a splurge. The grounds of the St Regis are beautiful.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular view of oceanSpectacular view of ocean with kayak racers and surfers. Food was delicious and service was great. Sunset was spectacular. Servers were friendly, professional and at your service.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful view, variable foodWe came here for our anniversary dinner and were very well looked after by all the staff. Even though the restaurant was empty (as we arrived very early), we decided not to sit by the window because of the heat/glare from the sunset; the wonderful picture window could definitely use an awning or shades to alleviate some of this!
Our food was variable; the grilled octopus, seared scallops were good but nothing special; however the poached shrimp salad and the wagyu beef were outstanding.
Service was excellent throughout.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMScenic and RomanticThe Kauai Grill has one of the most scenic and romantic views of a sunset. The food is good too.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is beautifully preparedThe food is beautifully prepared and full of flavor, however be prepared for small portions, at least with the tasting menu.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful choice for my birthdayWonderful choice for my birthday dinner. Food and service were outstanding. The noise level, however, was almost unbearable. There were two loud large groups which really made a lot of noise. We were not sitting close to them but we almost couldn't carry on a conversation. Other than that, it was a lovely evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view alone is worth theThe view alone is worth the visit, but the food is excellent. One of the best foie gras preparations I've ever had. Desserts were also amazing.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very much anticipatingWe were very much anticipating dining at the Kauai Grill and were definitely not disappointed. The food was superb ((the wagyu filet was one of the best cuts of beef I've had in awhile.) and Sequoia and his colleagues took very good care of us. Another diner came over and remarked that we had the best seat in the house because we were right in front of the windows facing the ocean and mountains and saw the most incredible sunset we'd ever seen! It was an excellent way to close out our vacation.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance is fabulous andThe ambiance is fabulous and we had a rock star table complete with a view of the sunset. Our meals were fabulous, featuring lots of local touches as well some great Pacific Rim flavors. I had the best Old Fashioned I've ever sipped and each of my daughters got specialty sodas to make their beverages special. The staff, generally, was very attentive and most helpful with the menu. My ONLY complaint about the entire experience is that I ordered my tenderloin medium to medium well -- it arrived rare. I ate the edges, hoping the waiter might return. By the time the bus boy came to pick up our plates -- as both of my daughters were through -- it was really too late to send back the tenderloin. That's really quite disappointing.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCome before sunset & sit onCome before sunset & sit on the west-facing patio on the floor level above the restaurant to view the sunset on the other side of Ke'e beach.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. WonderfulGreat experience. Wonderful tasting menu. Also reasonable corkage fee allowed us to enjoy a sentimental bottle of wine. Would definitely recommend and go back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting Kauai onWe were visiting Kauai on a bucket list and the food, ambiance and VIEW at The Kauai Grill surpased our expectations. Memorable evening to add to a memorable week in Kauai.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a foody working in NYCI am a foody working in NYC restaurants for many years, and our dinner was fabulous.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is hard to imagine a moreIt is hard to imagine a more perfect dining experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good, but a littleThe food was good, but a little pricey (What isn't in Hawaii?). Friendly service and a good wine list. I recommend going before sunset as it's hard to see any views after dark.11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM